Visa (V) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+0.93 (+0.34%)
(As of 04/24/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
8.80 million shs
Average Volume
5.91 million shs
Market Capitalization
$505.11 billion
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Visa MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.78 Rating Score
10.0% Upside
$302.58 Price Target
Short Interest
1.95% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.87mentions of Visa in the last 14 days
Based on 50 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$5.26 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $9.88 to $11.05 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.97 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

15th out of 306 stocks

Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

8th out of 87 stocks

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About Visa Stock (NYSE:V)

Visa Inc. is a US-based multinational financial services company formed from a consortium of US banks. It is the 2nd largest payment processor globally and the leading payment processor outside China. Its market share in 2021 was roughly 50% of global transaction volume x-China. Transactions are processed in 1 of 4 hardened data centers in key regions worldwide. The data centers are hardened against internal and external attacks, both physical and digital, and can operate independently of each, providing ample redundancy for the system. As of 2022, the company can process more than 30,000 transactions per second, making it the most viable solution for most use-case scenarios.

Visa Inc. was founded in 1958 by Bank of America as the BankAmericard Credit Card network. Not only is the card itself of historical importance, but how it was launched is also. Bank of America launched the program with the first mass mailing of unsolicited credit cards, changing the nature of the entire consumer credit market. At the time, consumers often had several credit accounts with local merchants, which was cumbersome for financial record-keeping; by introducing a consumer-friendly credit card, Bank of America unified merchant credit accounts into one billing statement.

The BankAmericard network was so popular, and to compete again with the then-number 1 MasterCard, Bank of America opened use to other financial institutions. By 1970 Bank of America had relinquished direct control of the institution allowing a consortium of financial institutions to operate the company. It was rebranded as Visa in 1976 and grew to become the dominant payment processing network in the decades since.

Visa Inc is not a card issuer; it does not extend credit to consumers and does not set rates or fees for consumers. It is in business to provide electronic funds transfers services or EFT to financial institutions, banks, government and businesses. Entities needing financial payment processing infrastructure can enroll in VisaNet and issue Visa-branded cards and services to their clients and customers.

Visa operated as four separate entities serving different regions of the globe until restructuring in 2006. The restructuring resulted in the merger of 3 of the four assets into Visa Inc, leaving Visa Europe as a stand-alone entity. The new Visa Inc held its IPO in 2007, selling half of its shares, raising nearly $18 billion or almost double the targeted amount. Visa Europe was later acquired by Visa Inc, forming the unified company traded today.

Visa employs more than 26,500 individuals globally and brought in roughly $15 billion in revenue for fiscal 2021. The company has more than 3.9 billion active cards out globally; it has processed more than 255 billion transactions and is used by more than 80 million merchant locations. As a forward-thinking company, Visa is also engaged to some degree with the cryptocurrency markets and has partnerships with Coinbase and, among others.

V Stock Price History

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Business services, not elsewhere classified
Data Processing & Outsourced Services
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Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
23 Analysts


Net Income
$17.27 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$32.65 billion
Cash Flow
$10.56 per share
Book Value
$20.03 per share


Outstanding Shares
Free Float
Market Cap
$508.11 billion

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Should I Buy Visa Stock? V Pros and Cons Explained


Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Visa:

  • Visa operates VisaNet, a robust transaction processing network facilitating payment transactions efficiently and securely.
  • Visa offers a range of card products and innovative services like tap to pay and tokenization, staying competitive in the digital payment space.
  • Visa Direct enables quick fund transfers to various accounts and digital wallets, enhancing convenience for users.
  • Visa's suite of value-added services, including fraud mitigation and data analytics, provides comprehensive support to clients.
  • Considering Visa's strong market presence and growth potential, its current stock price reflects a promising investment opportunity.


Investors should be bearish about investing in Visa for these reasons:

  • Visa faces increasing competition in the payment technology sector, which could impact its market share and growth trajectory.
  • Regulatory changes in the financial industry may pose challenges for Visa's operations and profitability in the future.
  • Global economic uncertainties and geopolitical factors could affect consumer spending patterns, impacting Visa's transaction volumes.
  • Fluctuations in currency exchange rates may expose Visa to foreign exchange risks, affecting its financial performance.
  • Investors need to carefully monitor Visa's revenue diversification strategies to ensure sustained growth amid evolving market dynamics.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these Visa pros and cons to

V Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Visa stock right now?

24 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Visa in the last twelve months. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 19 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" V shares.
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What is Visa's stock price target for 2024?

24 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for Visa's shares. Their V share price targets range from $265.00 to $335.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $302.58 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.0% from the stock's current price.
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How have V shares performed in 2024?

Visa's stock was trading at $260.35 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, V stock has increased by 5.6% and is now trading at $275.04.
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When is Visa's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July 23rd 2024.
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How were Visa's earnings last quarter?

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April, 23rd. The credit-card processor reported $2.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.43 by $0.08. The credit-card processor had revenue of $8.78 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $8.62 billion. Visa had a net margin of 53.92% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 50.02%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 9.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $2.09 earnings per share.
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How often does Visa pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Visa?

Visa announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 24th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 17th will be given a dividend of $0.52 per share on Monday, June 3rd. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 16th.
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Is Visa a good dividend stock?

Visa (NYSE:V) pays an annual dividend of $2.08 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.76%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 16 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 23.94%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, V will have a dividend payout ratio of 18.82% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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When did Visa's stock split?

Visa shares split before market open on Thursday, March 19th 2015. The 4-1 split was announced on Thursday, January 29th 2015. The newly minted shares were distributed to shareholders after the closing bell on Wednesday, March 18th 2015. An investor that had 100 shares of stock prior to the split would have 400 shares after the split.

How will Visa's stock buyback program work?

Visa declared that its board has approved a stock buyback program on Tuesday, October 25th 2022, which permits the company to buyback $12,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 3.1% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

What is Alfred F. Kelly, Jr.'s approval rating as Visa's CEO?

738 employees have rated Visa Chief Executive Officer Alfred F. Kelly, Jr. on Alfred F. Kelly, Jr. has an approval rating of 94% among the company's employees. This puts Alfred F. Kelly, Jr. in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Visa own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Visa investors own include Mastercard (MA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Walt Disney (DIS), Alibaba Group (BABA), Netflix (NFLX), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), PayPal (PYPL), Home Depot (HD), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Salesforce (CRM).

Who are Visa's major shareholders?

Visa's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.23%), Raymond James & Associates (0.22%), AMF Tjanstepension AB (0.09%), Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. (0.09%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (0.08%) and Los Angeles Capital Management LLC (0.08%). Insiders that own company stock include Alfred F Kelly Jr, James H Hoffmeister, Julie B Rottenberg, Lloyd Carney, Peter M Andreski, Rajat Taneja, Robert W Matschullat, Ryan Mcinerney, Tullier Kelly Mahon and Vasant M Prabhu.
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How do I buy shares of Visa?

Shares of V stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:V) was last updated on 4/24/2024 by Staff

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